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Boston 33, Texas 11, Us 11, Lotus 7, Erica 7, Waco 5, San Mateo 5, Berkeley 5, Marin 4, Novato 4, Miami 4, Payne 3, Margaret 3, Kron 3, Emily Schmidt 3, Napa 3, U.s. 3, Mississippi 3, Antioch 3, Fremont 3,
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    April 18, 2013
    4:00 - 6:00am PDT  

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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 4 starts now. >> they are still facing off of the center at tokyo road. >> there you see it. top stories we're following this thursday morning. new developments from the fertilizer plant explosion in texas. officials have now raised the death toll. will have the latest. >> and we're also following the latest of boston where a least 14 people remain in critical condition after monday's bombing and the president is making its way to boston this morning. will
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have the latest developments. >> on to our top story this morning. between 5 and 15 people are dead and more than one and did 64 injured after a fertilizer plant explosion near waco, texas. here is video from the scene. the images of this are stunning. firefighters were battling a fire at the plant when one of the fertilizer tanks exploded. the mayor says it sounded like a bomb went off. estimates some 80 homes are destroyed. ed payne shows us now the video of that explosion in the latest on recovery. >> the explosion at the west texas fertilizer plant, fire and thick smoke shooting into the sky. more than 100 people were injured. witnesses said the blast was so powerful they could feel it miles away.
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>> it was on fire it was a real heavy blaze. all of a sudden it exploded and it blew everything with them 50 ft. may be farther back. >> the fourth of the blast leveled homes and buildings blocks away from the plant. it is located about 18 mi. more of waco. >> some of the things i have been told and scene are unbearable. it is a complete denied prayer. officials were forced to evacuate the town of 2600 people because of a another concern of another tank at the plant may explode. >> the mayor was a volunteer firefighter has never seen an explosion like this. >> the ball of fire with up it lked like a nuclear bomb. a big mushroom cloud. >> a geological survey recorded 2.1 magnitude from
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the blast. officials say the destruction is immense. >> i walked in the area and searched houses earlier. massive just iraq . just like the murray building in oklahoma city. >> i am a ed payne g. >> will keep you updated throughout the morning. >> the other story we're following is a situation in boston. the terror attack is entering its third day. so far, there's been no arrest and no suspect has been named. >> emily schmidt has been following the case and brings us the latest from boston. >> a service called healing our city those of the words boston is looking to put into action. >> to blast, three dead too many still recovering from like changing indicinjuries.
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>> one of my brothers is coherent the deal and it's not. >other one is not. >> i saw a least three fatalities. >> as the survivors continue to heal from their wounds both physical and emotional there is increasing pressure on the investigation. who is responsible and why did they do it? >> law enforcement will only say there is been significant progress in the case. >> it seems law enforcement is doing exactly what they are supposed careful and very cautious at the same time try to move as quickly as possible. >> authorities have pinpointed to men in pictures shot near the finish line will could be possible suspect. surveillance video could also provide key evidence. >> if we go back with in last 30 days and most of reagan's cameras have a
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third in a backup of liberation and we reviewed the cameras we may add to get a clear picture of a person who comes in stops at both bombsights. >> until that moment when the parties never suspect or announce and arrest the community is left to wait. >> at this point we do not know when the fbi will schedule its next briefing. what ever it is it will be the first official on camera up date sent tuesday afternoon. >> in boston i am emily schmidt. >> an update on one of the young is injured in the blast 11 year-old aaron hern . from martinez was in surgery again yesterday's and we know that the trauma surgeons successfully closed his wounds. he was hit with shrapnel, when the bombs what off at the end of the
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boston marathon. he had been waiting with his father and sister for his mother to finish the race. his father described the injuries on the suns led is looking like a war wound. the successful surgery means he will not need skin grafts. >> in a story you will see only on four. a san francisco woman is back home after running the boston marathon. yesterday was the first time sisters margaret and lecoa carpo have seen one another. since lecia ran the boston marathon monday. the two met in san francisco. while margaret just happens to be in town for a conference. she lives in spain. her sister on a metal finishing her third boston marathon. crossing the line about a half-hour before the bombings. >> her younger sister amanda ran the marathon was not injured in the bombings. she
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is thankful that she and her sister and her friends when i heard and that this will not deter them from running the race in the future. >> more on boston and the latest data texas in just a minute. we want to break momentarily for a quick break of weather and traffic. we will began with a forecast with erica. >> good morning james i'm sure people have noticed is a cold start to the morning. wind is not apparent. a lot of the cold air is selling close to the ground. many of us are waking up to low '40's. it is a clear mild, a chilly start. this afternoon sunny and warmer conditions. >> temperatures will climb to the seventies. by later tonight light when the forecast. it will be an enjoyable 24 hours. temperatures now richmond 55. 44 in santa rosa. upper '40's in daly city. half moon bay registering in the
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upper '30's. typical will drop as we push in closer to sunrise. we will make up for lost time into the afternoon. >> antioch reaching a degrees. 77 fairfield. low seventies down the special online. clear skies of the bay area. we will fall into a dry weather pattern the ridge of high pressure is firmly in control. temperatures will continue to climb. check out the weekend. we're talking '80s inland. seventies around the bay and '60s for the coast. sunday-will be one of the warmest days of the week. >> will continue to see gradual warm weather as we start the next work weeks. plenty of sunshine to go round. yes, temperatures flirting with the 90 degree mark. >> 408 on the clock on to traffic with janu . >> thank you erica no hot spot for your early morning commute. a quick project started with the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza.
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no problems. if you're heading west bound to san francisco on 80. >> the san mateo bridge of a foggy. no traffic there. drive time across the bridge 12 minutes. finishing at the golden gate bridge. >> north bound light traffic. the drive time from the bottle to san francisco is about 23 minutes. >> does get the full traffic report coming up--novato. >> fought a breaking news in san francisco where a suspicious package has been found near lotus fountain. let us get to kron 4 solo reporter yoli . >> you are headed in that direction for the commemoration this morning what you discover? this whole area has been blocked off is basically a block radius blocked off from where lotus pounds and is located. i am on market street right for third street. it is totally blocked off in the last 10
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minutes the bomb squad has arrived. actually their main command center that was here when i arrived. they just unloaded the robot they have that goes out and take pictures of what ever the suspicious package is. they try to engage what they are dealing with. they just unloaded that piece of equipment. they will send it out there. >> i am here on market street if you are familiar with san francisco. lotus fountain is just down here just past the kiosk. it is around that area. no one can get in there. all they told me was a suspicious package was found there. it was reported around 247. of course, with the things that happen in boston some of the letters that have been sent
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out to washington. everybody is very nervous. they want to make sure what ever looks strange people are reported. apparently something looks strange that was reported and right away san francisco police went into action and close off the area. >> i can imagine with the number of dignitaries expected this morning with mayor ed lee and the like you imagines a police department is on high alert. >> did you happen to say we're on the other side of the fountain the streets were blocked off? >> it looks like it is one block from the fountain. i was coming up third street it is one of those weird intersections where you have three streets meeting at one point. i was going through that area directly on thursday when i came on third it was blocked off on a mission and third. coming down market again a block away from the fountain. it
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is blocked off. you can see they have double take it at this point just to make sure not only the vehicles cannot go down there nor can pedestrians. they're trying to make sure it is all clear and get that checked out. >> absolutely. >> you have san francisco police there in the bomb squad. other police arriving right now it looks like. >> have you seen anything in the direction of the fountain. >> if i zoom in is really hard to see. i just imagine there are police officers on the other end of the other block past where gary meets in that area. it is hard to tell where the fountain is i think it is just as the kiosk where you see there. you should be able to see the fountain. it is hard to tell what they are considering a strange or
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suspicious package. they said they did find something and are taking every precaution possible. we hope to hear more from the police department as they continue to investigate and find out a bit more about the package. >> thank-you yoli . we are following the latest. will take a brief break. we are also getting a report of a possible suspicious package and an airport in miami. we're trying to dig up more soon as we find out the latest from florida. we will be right back. =dj
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>> again we are back with breaking news out of san francisco. showing you live pictures coming in from the area of low this fountain. there's where the 1906 commemoration of an earthquake was supposed to take place. it may still take place depending on how clear they can clear the soon they can clear the scene. >> police are on scene. we have word the san francisco
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bomb squad is on scene as they are looking closely at the package trying to determine if is a threat or not. in any event. market street is closed off from where a zero feral meet up to market about a block on the other side of lotus fountain. >> ofarrell . meets market. >> the only have to say it there is a suspicious package and they are investigating. we will let you know when we find out more. we will be back with more in just a minute.
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>> we're back. >> crystal clear conditions for everyone except half moon bay. those of you drive along 101 we have coastal fog. >> temperatures are colder
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than two to four hours ago because we have no wind in the forecast. it is weird when we have when temperatures drop because the colder tip edges reach the servsurface. when it is not blowing it is cooler you have the of factor in the wind chill factor. >> have monday 39. >> tracking tend to drop the day with stor 4 future cast 4. >> we will hold on to six along the immediate coastline. the '60s will dominate by your afternoon. a good mix of my conditions upper 50s and lows '60s by 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> breaking down the afternoon highs expected in your neighborhood sunnyvale 75. 774 santa clara sheriff 74 in fremont. temperatures warmer than what we saw yesterday. >> yesterday's of our fair share of low seventies. plenty of seventies there is the normal not the exception
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today. >> 72 for castro valley walnut creek 77. downtown san francisco at 70 degrees. warmer for santa rosa and petaluma. napa 78 and '60s had ocean beach. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights nice, pleasant weather. a string of sunshine without a raindrop in sight. >> check out sunday heading into monday. temperatures will start to climb. in fact, we are getting close to the 90 degree mark for your warmest inland communities. >> 420 on to traffic with janu. >> good morning to you erica. it is a problem free ride for the airline morning commuters. looking at the bridges. the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza west bound 80 the ride is delay free. >> the same for the san mateo bridge. drive time across 9212 minutes. >> everything is on time. >> looking at the golden gate bridge no problems to report on their as well. >> taking it to the maps
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green on the screen indicating light traffic or the east bay walnut creek to berkeley drive time 15 minutes. >> in the south bay, construction at the capitol expressway. that will be cleared by 4:59 a.m.. no problems to report and the north bound 85 right as well. finishing off the north bay into been free if you are heading south bound 101 for marin county. james. >> thank you john of. a quick update on the situation out ofnal. we have hed reports of a suspicious bag that was found near one of a security checkpoint. that area as far as we understand has been evaluated as they continue to investigate that. >> no word of major delays or destructions of service out miami airport. again a suspicious package founded one of the checkpoint at miami international. i will keep you updated as we continue to get more details minute by minute on this
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story and the one in san francisco where a suspicious package was found at lotus mount in that section of market street near lotus found is closed. >> also this morning a quick update of the capitals' situation where the u.s. senate has blocked a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales. >> but then failed to pass sparked anger from president obama and disappointment from the parents of schoolchildren who were massacred last winter in new town conn. >> families that no unspeakable grief summon the courage to petition their like of leaders. not just on the memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children. 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it is not going to happen. >> congresswoman gabrielle gifford who was severely injured in gun violence,
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also stood by the press inside. she is quoted as been furious the measure did not pass and accused the opposing centers of cowardice. the final vote tally was 54 to 46. the proposal was part of the car for hia compromise struck by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> we now know the name of the suspect was believed to have mailed letters filled with deadly poison to president obama and mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kagan curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as rysin . both letters were intercepted as screening
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facilities and were both postmarked memphis tennessee april 8th. the white house says, staffers of a careful drill and handling the letters and no one was injured. >> following a story in san francisco with a is a suspicious package found near lotus fountain. today what would have been the commemoration of the one-- 1906 earthquake. the mayor was expected to be there as well as a host of other dignitaries. police and bombs csquad technicians investigate this suspicious package at lotus fountain.
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>> good morning everyone the time is 426. starting with a live look at the golden gate bridge. focusing on the weather forecast. we have changes over the next couple of days. i am sure you have noticed as a cool start to the morning. some locations
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between 10 and 12 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago. we have upper '30's. we do have coastal fog. expect sunny, warm conditions. plenty of seventies into the afternoon. a gradual warmer pattern, a dry pattern around bay area. pushing in closer to the 90 degree mark as we start the next work week. >> satellite and radar quiet right now. dry, clear conditions for most of the bay area. like i mentioned a cooler start. >> afternoon highs. 80 for antioch. 76 for san raphael. san mateo 74. >> extended forecast shows nothing was sunshine. '80s as we transition to the weekend. i will have full details on your extended forecast and the 7 day coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> thank you erica a quick break when we come back will bring you up to speed in san francisco where eight suspicious package have been found near lotus thousand. today when a been
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a commemoration ceremony for the 1906 earthquake yoli is there live with what is happening at the scene at this moment. we will be right back.
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>> it is for 30. >> we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where suspicious package has been found near the lottas fountain. let us go to kron fours will tran was live at the scene. >> you can see the police officers are here. they have the bomb squad. at about 245 in the morning someone called in a suspicious package or someone alerted them about it suspicious package. they came here and shut the place down. there were city workers in the area in the process of cleaning in and watching it getting it ready for the commemoration of the 1906 earthquake. there were told they have to get out. they are standing behind me. police yellow tape is here.
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a minute ago i saw a german shepherd presumably a bomb sniffing dog going down there. they have dispatched the robots. the robots moving down about 10 minutes ago to the area. it is literally around where the commemoration would be. we're told it does not have anything to do with the commemoration this is purely coincidental. >> we know that the mayor comes here to take part in that festivity. that is why they normally do sweeps. because of what they found at around 245 in the morning that is why they sent their police officers, at least the bombs what, several suvs here. >> see this woman with a white hair she comes here every year for the commemoration as well. she is try to talk to them to see if it will continue this morning at around 505 in the morning. we do not know if it will take place. obviously, this is priority number one to make sure this
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area is clear for the public. once people start arriving for work as well. >> will have to stay on top and monitor the situation. will swing our camera over here to show you the workers the cannot talk on camera there were literally in the area cleaning, power watching the sidewalk getting the thing ready to go when officers came to them as they did not have to go home but you have to get out of here and go down the street and get away from this. they're standing here monitoring the situation as well. >> as soon as i can talk to someone from the police department i will let you know what they are looking at. maybe this is over by now. whether or not, it is a big deal the 1906 commemoration spirit is scheduled to take place in about 30 minutes. >> again that is not a priority. the priority is to diffuse the situation. >> hopefully they can get the scene cleared. we will have to wait and see. i know
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they take their time to make sure the entire area is secure. before that will allow dignitaries like san francisco mayor ed lee there. >> market street is shut down. will tran is on the scene as soon as we did new development it will be back on air. we are also following the latest of boston regarding the fertilizer plant in boston. also a suspicious package in miami airport. also an officer involved shooting in san francisco. details coming up on all the stories in just a moment. will take a quick break and get it up date on weather and traffic. >> good morning erica. >> good morning james. >> a lot cooler than yesterday's. no wind in the forecast the air is not being mixed around. the coldest air is selling to the surface. upper '30's along the coastline. '40's and some of our north bay spots. when however, is not
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as apparent. we do not have to contend with the wind chill factor. gradually warmer weather heading over the next couple of days. we will join a dry pattern around the bay area with the warmest day next week. >> 524 san francisco. mid '40's for novato. half moon bay upper '30's. 45 in livermore. >> futurecast 4 shows '60s and '70s by lunch. plenty of seventies into your afternoon highs. another sunny day around the bay area and mild conditions by 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> looking at your afternoon highs. 78 cupertino. 74 in fremont. seventies in the east bay. 74 richmond. 74 for san leandro. >> turning to san francisco downtown hitting the 70 degree mark. >> mid seventies for petaluma and navato . at 74 in berkeley. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows
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pleasant conditions. in fact, upper 80s heading into monday and tuesday. >> in fact, some spots i would not be surprised at morgan hill a gilmore hit the 90 degree mark. >> thank you erica. not tracking any hot spots in the traffic center. let us go into the bridge check. the bay bridge toll plaza a quiet ride westbound at san francisco. >> the san mateo bridge no problem delays. 12 minutes across the bridge. >> the golden gate bridge similar conditions. light traffic both north and south bound. >> looking at the map. >> green on your screen indicating light traffic berkeley berkeley 11 minutes. >> in the south bay we have a bit of a lead at capitol expressway northbound off ramp, on ramp closing aboand reopening about 459. >> south bound 101 for marin county's problem free. james.
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>> thank you janu . the other big stories were falling out comes out texas orbitinwhere between five and 15 people are dead and more than 160 injured after a fertilizer plant explosion near waco, texas. >> this is video from the scene last night. the images of these are stunning. this is images of holmes sent around the plant. >> firefighters are attempting to battle the blaze now. >> a fertilizer plant apparently was doing a controlled burn yesterday's and got out of control. firefighters responded and tried to put the fire out then one of the tanker exploded and sent shock waves through about four blocks surrounding the plant setting houses on fire, schools on fire, and other buildings as well. the mayor said it sounded like a bomb went off in the entire town. 80 homes have been
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destroyed. >> ed payne has the latest video and the recovery eveefforts this morning. >> the explosion at the west texas fertilizer plant has a fire in thick smoke shooting into the sky. >> more than 100 people were injured. witnesses said the blast was so powerful it was felt miles away. >> it was miles away was a real heavy blaze. all of a sudden it just exploded and it blew everything within what, 50 ft. maybe farther than that back. >> the force of the blast leveled homes and buildings blocks away from the plant. it is located 80 mi. north of waco. >> some of the things i have been told and some of the things i have seen are unbearable. it is completely a nightmare. >> officials were forced to evacuate the town of 26
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other people because of concerns of another take may explode at the plant. the town mayor was a volunteer firefighter has never seen an explosion like this. >> it looks like a nuclear bomb went off. a big ole mushroom cloud. >> officials say the destruction is a mess. >> i walked through the area and searched houses earlier tonight. massive! just like i read! just like the mercury building in oklahoma city as commission. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> and some who were tempted to control brush fire are missing. the mayor does not know who is missing or unaccounted for. >> back in san francisco police officer fatally shot
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an unarmed man suspected of stabbing his brother-in-law last night. kron fours mike pelton is live in san francisco hall of justice with an update. >> please continue to investigate this incident. they said the officer fired of the suspect because he came with a raised hammer. >> officers responded to 911 calls and the 900 block after police say a man called to say he stabbed his brother-in-law. you could hear the other person yelling for help in the background. officers arrived and found a victim with stab wounds to his head, arms, and chess. authorities try to help him. they said another man came at them with a raised hammer here is the police chief with what happened next. >> he had a hammer in his on the side where he felt were the officers shot. >> he came at the officers with the hammer raised. he did not comply with commands. the officers
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defended themselves. >> both the suspect and victim were taken to as at general. the suspect died. the victim in all of this is currently suffering from life-threatening injuries. >> james. thank you mike. we will take a quick break when we come back the latest on the situation in san francisco where we have a suspicious package reported in the area of lotas fountain. >> this morning it would been the site of the commemoration of the 1906 are quick. there at lottas fountain. it will also update you on the latest with the boston bombings. more in a moment.
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>> we are back at 442. we're following the situation in texas where a massive fertilizer explosion plant exploplant explosion.
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>> in the will keep you updated on the situation in texas route the morning. the other major story were following today's situation boston with investigation into the terror attack is entering its third day. so far, there been no arrests and no suspects and been named. if emily schmidt has been following the case and brings us the very latest from boston. >> 3 dead, too many still recovering from like changing injuries. >> one of my brothers is coherent and talking about the events the other one is not. >> monday's attack at the boston marathon continues to rattle the city including emergency responders will straining never prepare them for what they saw. >> i saw three fatalities. . >> as the survivors continue to heal from their wounds both physical and emotional there is increasing pressure on the investigation. who is
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response: why did they do it? >> lot for some sources will only say there is been significant progress in the case. it seems law enforcement is doing exactly what they're supposed careful and very cautious but at the same time moving as quickly as they possibly can. >> authorities have pinpointed to many pictures shot at the finish line the could be possible suspects. surveillance video from a department store near the second blast could also provide key evidence. >> if we go back in the last 30 days and most surveillance cameras have a 30 day backup of information and we reviewed the cameras as well we may actually get a clear picture of the person who comes and stops at both bombsights. >> until that moment, when the parties that the suspect or announced an arrest the community is left to wait. >> at this point we do not know when the fbi was scheduled its next briefing. whenever it is it will be the first official on
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camera update since tuesday afternoon. >> in boston i am of euily schmidt . >> at 444. we have pictures where police and san francisco are investigating a suspicious package and there lottas fountain. >> kron fours will
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>> we are back. following a breaking news out of san francisco where suspicious package has been found near lottas thousand. let's go to kron 4 will tran who is live at the scene. >> there are people coming down dressed in the costumes of 1906. they're not rushing the job. the police
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dispatched their bombs what when they receive the po. squad >> across three from the fountain here she was a risk to the the area when he or she saw and luggage, suitcase on the ground. did not want to go there the call the police department. the police car came down here. they cleared the part of public-works workers or the process of cleaning the air and getting ready for dignitaries to come down including the chief of police as well as the mayor of san francisco. >> they were told you have to get out of the area. we're going to converge on it and bring our crews. that is what they have been doing over the past hour and a half or so. just by a body language you could tell there is no urgency there is waiting for a couple of police officers still in the area to make the final yes
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or no as far as the scene. this is market. there is the chief of police coming over here as well. chief sir. >> the chief is coming over. let us talk to him. what is going on chief sir? >> good morning sir. >> they're not going live like we are you could get on kron for first. >> about 3:00 this morning there was a suspect in a hooded sweatshirt carrying a black bag. he just sat back down at 701 market street and walked off. we have searched the area for him since. another person came up and said there were random radio parts. obviously regarding what happened boston and the fact that there was quick to be a ceremony with dignitaries we are airing on the side of caution. they swept the area and bomb technicians
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right now are examining the back with our robot. it will be a few minutes. the ceremony has been moved to union square. >> one more time. someone was walking around with a hooded sweatshirt. >> as security guards saw a suspicious person there and by the way this is exactly what we want. if you see something say something. >> as suspicious person with a black hooded shirt and a black nylon bag. the person said the bag down at third in market directly across the street from our city dignitaries would gather. we have courted of the area to be safe. >> have you been able to look inside the bag? >> we have bomb technicians examined the bag with our bart robot. that is how we do it. it takes as long as it takes. >> as far as the ceremony it will not happen here. >> it will not be at lottas
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fountain they're going to union square that is where we will have the ceremony. >> thank you so much. he just came and told us they found a person, apparently someone in a hooded shirt placed a black bag down and the security guards saw it. if you say somethi see somethiny something. >> they would not finish in time for the 1906 commemoration so it will be moved to union square. obviously this is the top priority based on what has been going on in boston. they have not looked into the back at this particular time. who knows how long this area will be shut down? obviously that will take as long as they need. thousands of people starting to come in to san francisco to go to work. will monitor the situation and let you know any developments as it happens. >> back to you james. >> i am curious as to how long they think they will be
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out there. . will tran much in the situation developing minute by minute. as you heard him say the ceremony that was to take place at lottas tau to for the commemoration for the 1906 earthquake has been moved to union square. it is at union square. that would appreciate if you would clear the area while the continue to investigate the suspicious package. >> more news in a moment let us a quick update on whether traffic let us begin with the forecast. >> erica. >> good morning james. we're getting closer to friday in closer to warmer temperatures. chilly. 30 in half moon bay. upper '40's in mountain view in hayward. you'll notice it is definitely colder than 24 hours ago. by lunchtime we are seeing a heating trend. seventies for most of the bay. however, will be in the 60s along the coastline. yellow dominance green indicating 70 fire afternoon
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high. clear skies and sunshine. mild conditions by 8:00 p.m. tonight. focusing on the afternoon highs. mountain view 76. 77 a palo alto. plenty of seventies in the east bay. 75 for vallejo. a few degrees warmer for walnut creek. >> downtown san francisco at 70 degrees. >> napa 78. 74 for berkeley. you know is quite conditions on satellite and radar. dry weather. in fact, we will not see a raindrop in sight for the next several days. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast however, is monitoring a warming trend. upper 80s starting the next work week. some communities could top out at the '90s. '80s along the bay. check out the coastline, seventies. beach like conditions as we in the the weekend as we start the next work weeks. >> 453 on to traffic tojanu . >> thank you erica. not tracking any hot spots.
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>> the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza 80 on san francisco problem free. >> the san mateo, situation the drive across the bridge is 12 minutes. >> heading to the golden gate bridge light traffic both north and south bound. drive time from navato to san francisco about 23 minutes. >> looking at the maps. green on your screen indicating light traffic for your east bay commute. as for the south bay not reporting any incidents there. we will finish in the north bank, 101 south bound ride through marin county. james. >> thank-you janu there it will take a quick break it is 554. if you missed it the live update in san francisco is that because of the suspicious package that was found near loattas fountain the commemoration ceremony for the 1906 are quick has been moved to union square. >>--lottas . that is where there were ring the bell at
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. warmer weather is on the way. we will reach the '80s. full details on the forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news we're following a breaking news out of san francisco where a suspicious package has been found. it is in the area where celebrations are set to take place commemorating the 1906 earthquake anniversary. the ceremony has been moved to union square. also we're following the latest out of texas where we have a fertilizer plant that exploded. a massive explosion that rocked an entire town anywhere from 5 to 15 people killed and over 160 injured in th will have
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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 5 starts now. >> our top stores this morning, law enforcement agencies are pleading with the public to come forward with any information regarding this package that was found in san francisco. again this is a suspicious package neared lottas fountain. a massive explosion. a fire smoldering between five and 15 people were killed in a massive fertilizer plant explosion. officials of now raise the death toll. will have the latest details coming up. it
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has been two days since the bomb at the boston marathon. we're taking a look at the very latest learning more about the devices used in the bombing and suspect that have been cleaning for over the videotape that is becoming man all run the country. >> we want to began with the latest of san francisco where kron fours will trans is standing by live on market street were a suspicious package has been found near lottas alton. >> the bomb squad still hear it looks as if they will be here for a least another hour. they're making sure the area is clear. behind me i am standing on market street down the road lottas fountain. >> we spoke to the police chief first on kron 4 that there will not be a ceremony here instead of the 1906 earthquake ceremony, the comparison will be held at union square. the reason why it is that around 315 this morning someone spotted a man or woman wearing a
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dark putted sweatshirt dropping of a black bag. the security guard--hooded sweatshirt. >> bomb sniffing dogs have been led down there by their handlers to sniff the area to make sure it is clear. they also dispatched their robots which are looking to bad at this time. we spoke to the police chief at around 445 he told us they have not literally look into that at this particular time. you can see downtown san francisco shutdown here around market and across the street from lottas fountain. you can see some of the activity going on now. police officers in the area. it looks like they're starting to move, mobilize, get ready to go. we will see what happens in the area. yoli can zoom in the area and tell us what exactly is going on. it is right across the street from lottas
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fountain. we saw a police officer move in that area. if you want to come for the commemoration it is not going to happen here it will happen in union square. they want to make sure this area is clear based on what happened in boston. also, because there's so many dignitaries including the police chief and mayor. they were set to come here, because of this caution that will move it to union square a quarter mile from this location so that everyone will be safe. i am here to monitor the situation i will let you know any new developments as it happens. >> very good will. thank you in light of what happened to boston this week everyone is on high alert. >> a big story were following in the kron 4 news from a massive explosion in the texas town of west north of waco. up to 15 people have been killed and a fertilizer plant explosion also 160 injured and homes
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level, a middle school and a nursing home destroyed. here is video from the scene last night. 80 homes a total destroyed. rescue workers still searching the rubble for any survivors. the town's mayor has said some firefighters battling a blaze at the plant before the explosion are missing. many say the explosion was felt miles away in was like in a earthquake, in fact it registered as a 2.2 earthquake. police said they're the starting their investigation into the blast. >> this is a crime scene we're not indicating that it is a crime but we do not know. what that means that until we know it was an industrial accident we will work it as a crime scene. >> rescuers still in the search and rescue mode this morning. >> the mayor of west spoke earlier this morning about the evacuations in the area. >> west, west haven look at a couple blocks from the
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plant is been evacuated due to the fire when the explosion occurred. the rest home, the nursing home has evacuated and taking all patients out said locations. >> all residents in that area have been evacuated and are in a safe location. >> this plan, west fertilizer company was cited in 2006 for failing to qualify for a permit. the environment quality investigation was fertilizer 2006, after receiving a complaint of a strong ammonia smell. agency records show that the personal lodged the complaint said the ammonia smell was very bad last night later until after here she went to bed. >> we did not know when to expect the fbi briefing, whenever it is, it will be the first official on camera updates since tuesday.
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>> pictures taken near the finish line their big possible suspects. surveillance video their department store near the second blast like also provide key evidence. >> if we go back in the last 30 days most iran as cameras had least a 30 day backup of reformation. we reviewed those cameras as well we may actually get a clear picture of the person who comes in stops at both bombsights. >> we are waiting for an fbi briefing whenever it is, it will be the first official on camera update since tuesday afternoon. >> 5 06 is the time. i want to get a look at the weather and traffic. hi erica. >> good morning darya. we're starting off with clear conditions around the bay area. it is cooler. no wind and the forecast of a cool air is selling close to the circuit. >> sunny and warm conditions on tap for later. plenty of seventies to go route. full details on what to expect this coming weekend in a
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couple of minutes. george. >> that you erica starting off on the freeways with no major incidents, problems are hotspot. a quick commute check shows a light ride around the bay area even in the east bay. highway for interstate 580 both looks good. where problem free for the south bay, peninsula, and north bay ride. delays on public transit. bart for example is having problems is morning outside of the west oakland station. there is an electrical or electronic issues affecting the tracks in both directions. the reason the trains are running slowly because crews are at work there. anything having to-- heading to or from that means heading toward san francisco is up to 20 minutes delays. other public transit and ok. we will be right back with more on the kron 4 morning news after this short break. >> actually, we want to go live to will tran more on
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the scene in san francisco. >> our bomb technicians are as good as anyone in the world. you cannot hurry this. >> chief you just got a notice from your personnel what is going on? >> they're were able to determine the device is not something dangerous and what we call it cold for will be taking down the river in shortly opening up markets tree. >> what was inside the bag? >> i cannot have that just that is not going to go along. >> obviously too late for the commemoration to be wooed back. i will cause it if they want to move it back. >> it is a big san francisco tradition but will go but the organizers want the work pace and a cooperative with us so will be just as patient an architect if we can get it back down here. >> when will this be cleared so market street can be assessed? >> hopefully in 30 minutes to inan hour. >> you just heard him say there was nothing that could
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go boom. it is safe. it could be a half an hour before the clear the area and get market street open to the public. >> declaration was moved to union square in light of its being cleared perhaps before they get started they were tried their best talking to dignitaries, including mayor ed lee to see if they can move back the commemoration. the 1906 earthquake lottas fountain. it is a big deal in san francisco. we can see if they will move back to this location. for now it is set in union square. back to you. >> thank you for the update. again we're getting a minute by minute. will tran is doing a great job of keeping us updated. >> 509 his a quick story. american airlines has resumed most lights. >> ashley will take a break and come back with the story in a minute. fast-actually would take a break and come back.
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>> we are back. american airlines resumed most flights after a system or a computer glitch. forced the airline to ground all plants across the country. this is a look at the latest at at at all yesterday. according to a flight tracking service american, and its regional offshoot american eagle, cancelled more than 200 flights. this is a big improvement from tuesday when american eagle canceled nearly 1000 flights delayed another 1100. after the glitch was fixed, the backlog of flight caused delays at s at all for the backlog of flight caused delays at s at all for the rest
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>> in weather around the nation a line of severe thunderstorms brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of missouri and illinois yesterday. this video from a town in missouri. you can see an overturned tractor trailer blown over by the wind. the storm also damaged buildings. there are reports that wind gusts reached up to 70 mi. an hour. >>
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take a look. it is the winter in colorado. heavy snow is keeping snowplow driver is busy. this is what it looks like and fort collins, where more than 80 in. of fallen since monday. making it the deep snow of the year for the city. and more is on the way. but while it is a heck of drivers it could bring potential drought relief. >> let us see if we have and whether our future. nothing like rain or when. it's kind of nice erica. >> no rain in sight. we're talking sunshine and warm weather. by next week some of us will reach 90 degrees. you'll have more details on your extended forecast coming up shortly. in the meantime, i want to start off with a look at our mount tam camera. it is not checking as much as in past couple of days. the wind is not as a paris this morning but tibbets of the cool side. waking up to upper '30's in half moon bay and
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upper '40's and hayward and mountain view. temperatures as much as 12 degrees cooler and with a broad scope. the wind not in the forecast. we're getting the air mixing around. the colder air is selling closer to the surface. that is why you will have to bundle up as you head out to work or school. >> we will make up for it in the afternoon. futurecast 4 predict by lunchtime 60s in south bay. we're already seeing the seventies and one. we will continue to see the seventies and starts to feel in by your afternoon high. >> sunshine, blue skies, a little in the way a cloud cover. >> by 8:00 p.m. this day on the mouthof side with a to a low 50s and 60s. >> palo alto 7 70 in fremont. east bay temperatures planted seventies. 74 richmond. 74 for san leandro. >> downtown san francisco in the mix at 70 degrees upper seventies for napa and 70 in
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berkeley. >> satellite and radar shows a clear, dry weather around the bay area now. high- pressure the upper level ridge is building in over the area. some changes to talk about as a weak system will pass through northern california. it will not bring rain to our area. it could increase cloud cover for most communities north of the golden gate bridge. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows gradual warm weather. , in fact check out monday and tuesday to give it close to 90. >> in the mid-80s around the bay and even seventies around coastline. >> it could be on the side of beach like weather sunday and beyond. >> 519 to traffic with george. >> erica we're tracking some bart delays. there was a problem with overnight may not that it did not wrap up in time. it affects the west vocalization trains to and from san francisco.
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>> 10-20 minute delays both in and out of the trains maine to. the plan your morning accordingly. board hopebartow session that wrapped up before too much longer but no certainty. >> looking at the rest of the ride the bridges look good. no wind advisory for the bay bridge or the san mateo bridge where the ride is a small one for westbound an eastbound highway 92. >> your golden gate bridge ride also looked good. here is 101 north and south bound. we are problem free across the span. crews are at the north end of the bridge at in the fourth line. >> updating drive time. taking a look in your east bay commute of the shore freeway. 12-13 minutes for hercules to berkeley. >> 16 minutes to the san ramon valley down to dublin. your ride through the south bay looks good. is a 14 minute commute from the capitol expressway to the montague expressway on 101
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northbound and the marin ride is still the lay free of the southbound side of 1 01. >> james. >> thank you george president obama will pay tribute to those killed and gravely wounded in what he calls an act of terror at the boston marathon. americans also be looking to the present offer reassurance about the nation's safety as investigators traveled to answer questions about the attack with origins that are not yet known. the president will speak at an interfaith service in boston. investigators have an image of a potential suspect, though much of what happened remains a mystery, keeping tents inside boston and elsewhere across the country. >> we now know the name of the man was believed to have mail the letters filled with a deadly poison to the president and to a mississippi senator. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kagan curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as rycin.
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both letters were intercepted a screening facility in both were postmarked from memphis tennessee on apple aid. the white house says, staffers of a careful drill and haggling letters and no one was injured. >> the u.s. senate is blocked a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales. the plan failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass. sparking anger from president obama and is appointed from the parents of children were massacred last winter in new town, conn. the people with unspeakable green summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children. >> 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it is not going to happen. >> congresswoman gabrielle gifford, was severely injured in violent--gun violence also stood by the
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president cited quotas been furious the measure did not pass and accused the opposing senators of cowardice. the final vote tally was 54 to 46 the proposal was part of a compromise struck by democratic and republican senator. it was a backed by the president, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> 523 that you for waking up with kron 4 morning news we will have more in just a minute.
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>> watching wall street or on kron 4 news room here it is in a wild trading week. the dow down over 250. on monday of over 150 on tuesday. down 138 yesterday. dow future is looking for a rebound of 46. we had a better than expected corporate earnings reports come out this morning for morgan stanley, verizon and from pepsico. yesterday's drop was due to apple a big part of it. we had bank's stock down and there was a
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report showing that ipad mini sales start to slow and apple at the lowest level in several years. the stock at 402. the stock was at 7 05 last september. that is a $300 drop for apple and the last seven months. in the next few minutes about three or four minutes we will get the weekly unemployment numbers. that will help change the future. will get a better idea of where wall street is headed once we get the weekly unemployment claims coming out about three minutes. >> talking about the golden state warriors. a team most thought would not make the playoffs. they sealed the six seeded last in of the season as even car is at an all-time nba record three- pointers in a season. >> steven curry one three- pointer short of a single season record. >> second quarter currie, hit the 34 to break a single season record to much as 69th report is made by ray allen. or is led 14 at the
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half. third quarter, oakland to damian lillard, nice reverse layup to cut the warriors lead 66-60. fourth quarter 88-77 warriors. kerry had from the three on the corner, he finishes with 434 record to 172 in the season. 15 points tonight. final 99-88 warriors 47 wins sixth playoff spot the of of the playoff at the denver nuggets on saturday. >> we will be right back as the you kids should count yourselves lucky.
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>> following breaking news out of san francisco where is suspicious package has been founder of the fountain. we will now go live with her on his keyboard hit their tumors of corn are it we will now go live with
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our sole reporter and yoli aceves who is live nipissing. >> they sent and the dogs and this is when at about 5:05 a.m. they stated everything was clear and it was good to go. >> the time now is 5:32 a.m.. >> there is a set of semi trucks that collided with one another. they are right
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that the 680 interchange. the indication is that they enter her changing ramp is also blocked. this is a very wide stretch of road away as many as six lanes near the interchange. when noel lease line #5 westbound is blocked. the drive time would normally be about five minutes but it is already up to 35 minutes. >> this could be a big problem and there may be injuries involved. there may be a person trapped in one of the vehicles. we also need to a larger to some delays for bart did in the westbound direction leading to and from san francisco. there is an electrical problem the crews are working on it.
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>> let's take a look at your thirst that forecast. this afternoon it will be a nice one. the temperatures will be warmer than they were typical. i do not think that will break any records. we're talking plenty of upper 70's to go wrong. we do have some changes to talk about due to a ridge of high a weak system will pass through and we may see an increase in cloud cover. i will have a full detail a few minutes. >> in a story was the only on kron 4. this is a day
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middle school and a nursing home or rescue crews are searching for any survivors. the town mayor is stating that the firefighters were fighting the blaze and that people are still missing. many are stating that they felt this miles away. police say that they have just part of the investigation against the glass. >> this is a crime scene and we're not indicating that it is a crime bill we are not sure. intel we know what is what we will work it as a crime scene. >> the fertilizer plant is just moldering and search and rescue crews are out and they're trying to sign any survivors. one ems workers that is the day received a call about the fire and that
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when he arrived there-- >> i saw how bad it was. the roof caved in on me. >> the fertilizer company was decided before and they did not qualify for permanent. there are about 160 people injured. >> in this story was the only on kron 4. is sent to
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cisco on his back, after running the boston marathon. leica carpo was welcomed home by her sister margaret. this is video of them reuniting yesterday. margaret actually lives in spain, but happened to be in san francisco for a business conference. leica was able to finish the marathon about half hour before the bombs exploded. she was shaken by the blast, but badly she was not hurt. >> their younger sister and amada also ran the marathon and was not injured in the bombings. leica sestet she is thankful that she, her sister and friends were not heard, adding that this will " not " stop them from running the race in the future. >> new details hayward
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police have a woman stated that she is recovering after being shot in the head and neck while she was sleeping at our home. the 24 year-old woman was seriously injured after several bullets were fired at a window of her single store home. police did not have a motive for the shooting but said it does not appear to be random. >> we will be right back. >> we will be right back. ♪ i -- i got it ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got breakfast made fresh at subway® ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] at subway®, you got breakfast made. like a sunrise subway melt™ with chipotle southwest sauce. ♪ at subway® ♪
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>> welcome back. top stories we're following this morning. police in the town was, texas says that between 5 and 15 people have been killed and 160 have been injured and an explosion at a fertilizer plant. last night's blast a levee to homes and other buildings for blocks. the mayor of west says says some of firefighters who have been battling a plant fire before the explosion were unaccounted for. >> at least 14 people
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wounded at the boston marathon bombing remained in critical condition. there could be a major break in on the boston marathon bombing case. a local politician says that investigators are still looking for a man who was scene and a department store video surveillance dropping off a bed at the site of the bombings. >> we're also following a hot spot, george rask will bring you the latest in a moment, but first let's check in with air cover on the weather. >> this is a hard back up in the westbound direction. it is only going to grow. if you drive this route is to give yourself extra time. if we may be talking about an extra 30 to 45 minutes for your commute time. let's update public transit for you there is some better
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news for you. there is 5 to 10 minutes and the westbound direction. these are residual delays as you head toward san francisco and out of san francisco. the problem has been corrected. >> here's a quick look at your other bridges. first, at the bay bridge westbound it is light and easy there are no problems to the upper deck. the san mateo bridges and highway 92 is an 11 minute drive time to foster city coming out of hayward. the golden gate bridge has been completed with the work. this is an easy for light ride. >> we are starting out with a live look from our mount cam tam. it is a clear start for the morning and it is not as windy but the
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temperatures are definitely on the cooler side. we are between 10 to 15 degrees cooler than we were hours ago. half moon bay is at 37 degrees. low for is out the door in novato. grab your coat or jacket but you will not needed into the afternoon because future cast 4 states that by 4:00 p.m. we will see the 70's are around the heart of the bay. as with the clock into motion by 3:00 p.m. we will see plenty of the well 70's. upper 50s and low 60's by 8:00 p.m. tonight. your afternoon high will be warmer that yesterday. >> generally, this, your most locations climb to the upper 60s low 70's. santa clara is expected to go to 77 degrees and 76 in milpitas. hayward will be
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checking in at 72 degrees in antioch may reach 80 degrees. satellite and radar is on that quiet weather and clear conditions and there's no rain drops in sight. we do have some changes to talk about as we head into tomorrow there is a very weak system that will go across the state. this will not bring any precipitation but it may increase cloudiness. you can expect an increase but the rest of the bay area should be okay. the temperatures will continue to climb and monday is expected to be the warmest day of the week. >> we will keep it in the '80s inside the bay and check out the cole's.coast. >> the u.s. ambassador to
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the united states says the the united states is offering to share with brazil security lessons that emerge from investigations into the boston marathon bombings. this comes as brazil prepares to host numerous large skillet evens in the next few years. these eban's include the confederations cup in june, world youth day in july-- which pope france's is scheduled to attend--the 2014 world cup, and the 2016 olympics. >> a surprising twist in connection with the murders of two prosecutors out of north texas. police have charged him williams with allegedly plotting with her husband to kill assistant prosecutor mark hasse back in january. also, district attorney mike mc-lelland and
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his wife, cynthia last month. police said williams confessed to playing a role in the murders-that out of revenge. she accuses her husband, of being the triggerman. he has not been charged in the killings at this time. >> back in the bay area the bay bridge safety concerns are still unfolding. newly released documents show the state transportation officials expressed concern about the integrity of some of the steel components for the new bridge, more than four years ago. according to published reports, in 2008, caltran criticized the bridge contractor for rushing the test schedules and delivering products that did not meet specifications. >> this information comes as
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engineers are trying to determine what caused the dozens of metal rods like this one, to snap. the parts are meant to keep the bridges that door an earthquake. caltran is still working on a fixed. is not known if the bridge plans to open by labor day. >> we have already told about the warriors still in the sixth seed in the western conference and stefan curry breaking the nba record for three- pointers in a season. >> the giants have dropped to in a ro the grounder to short, brandon crawford throws it into the dugout for an error. runners at the corners, next batter into what to load the bases. the final score was 4 to 3 to yours. >> bud norris, a novato
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native, is making his start for the astros. >> josh reddick , doubles off right-center field wall, chris young and seth smith, scored 3 to 1 days. ♪ i -- i got it ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got breakfast made fresh at subway® ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] at subway®, you got breakfast made.
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>> welcome back. >> general motors has unveiled a new guizot version of its chevy cruze. it gets 46 mi. per gallon on the highway, making it more efficient compared to some hybrid vehicles. the diesel and cruze goes on sale next month in select markets. it will then go nationwide this fall. the cruze these its closest competitor, the diesel volkswagen jeddah,
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which is 42 mi. per gallon on the highway. the regular pre is still does it better at 48 mi. per gallon. you can get your hands on a diesel and cruze starting at about $26,000. >> coming up on kron 4 morning nils. a suspicious package was found early this morning in san francisco. this threat to place in the area where celebrations were set to take place commemorating the 1906 earthquake anniversary. the ceremony has been moved to union square. >> we are also following the latest from a fertilizer plant explosion in texas. there are reports of between 5 and 15 deaths, and over 160 injured in the explosion. >> we're also fallen the investigation into the boston bombings. a least 14 people were wounded at the
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boston marathon bombings and remained in critical condition. we will be right back here on the kron 4 morning news.
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